Ford F-150 vs. F-250: What's the Difference? (2021 Update) - Bainbridge, GA

Set the bar high when you choose either a 2021 Ford F-150 or 2021 Ford F-250. Both of these capable pickup trucks are designed to tow a trailer or haul lumber either on or off the road.

The F-150 introduces an all-new fully hybrid engine for the 2021 model year which boasts up to 570 pound-feet of torque. And when you tow with the F-150, you can expect to tow up to 14,000 pounds. When you choose the F-250, you can move up to 20,000 pounds with conventional towing and rev one of the engines to up to 1,050 pound-feet of torque. For more specifics, read through the following F-150 vs. F-250 truck guide created by the RiverBend Ford team.

If you have interest in either of these F-Series trucks, be sure to check our F-150 models for sale and our F-250 models for sale on our lot in Bainbridge, GA. Find a model you're excited to drive? Pair it with one of our Ford deals. Have questions? Call our Ford dealership at (877) 340-0441.

2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 Ford F-250

2021 Ford F-150 vs F-250Engine Options

Both the 2021 Ford F-150 and F-250 are built to take on any jobs you throw at them. Whether you're looking to haul a horse trailer or equipment for your next work assignment, your truck engine needs to be able to keep up with you. To that end, we have compiled F-150 and F-250 engine specs in the following chart for your consideration.

EngineHorsepowerTorque
3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid430 HP570 lb.-ft.
3.3L Ti-VCT V6290 HP265 lb.-ft.
2.7L EcoBoost® V6325 HP400 lb.-ft.
5.0L V8400 HP410 lb.-ft.
3.5L EcoBoost V6400 HP500 lb.-ft.
3.0L Power Stroke® V6250 HP440 lb.-ft.
EngineHorsepowerTorque
6.2L Flex Fuel V8385 HP430 lb.-ft.
6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel475 HP1,050 lb.-ft.
7.3L Gas V8430 HP475 lb.-ft.

2021 Ford F-150 vs F-250Towing & Payload

How much can the 2021 F-150 and 2021 F-250 tow? How much can they haul in the cabin? The 2021 F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds when you choose the3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine and a maximum, best-in-class payload capacity of 3,325 pounds with the 5.0L V8 engine under the hood. The 2021 F-250, meanwhile, tows up to 20,000 pounds conventionally with the 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine and hauls up to 4,260 pounds worth of payload when you choose a Regular Cab, Long Box configuration.

2021 Ford F-150 Towing a boat

2021 Ford F-150 vs F-250Dimensions

What are the size differences between the 2021 F-150 and F-250? Below, you'll find the F-150 and F-250 dimensions so you can get an idea of how big your truck will be.

2021 Ford F-150

  • Max. Length: 250.3 in.
  • Max. Cab Height: 77.6 in.
  • Max. Width w/ Standard Mirrors: 95.7 in.
  • Max. Cargo Box Volume: 77.4 cu.-ft.
  • Seating Capacity: Six
  • Max. Inside Length: 97.6 in.
  • Front Headroom: 40.8 in.
  • Rear Headroom: 40.4 in.
  • Front Legroom: 43.9 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 43.6 in.

2021 Ford F-250

  • Max. Length: 266.2 in.
  • Max. Cab Height: 81.5 in.
  • Max. Width w/ Standard Mirrors: 105.9 in.
  • Max. Cargo Box Volume: 78.5 cu.-ft.
  • Seating Capacity: Six
  • Max. Inside Length: 98.1 in.
  • Front Headroom: 40.8 in.
  • Rear Headroom: 40.4 in.
  • Front Legroom: 43.9 in.
  • Rear Legroom: 43.6 in.

2021 Ford F-150 vs F-250Pricing

The 2021 Ford F-150 and F-250 are both available in the same six trim levels, from the basic XL to the luxurious Limited trim. See the starting MSRP for each model using the following chart.

2021 Ford F-150 XL

2021 F-150XL

$28,940
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-150 XLT

2021 F-150XLT

$35,050
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-150 LARIAT

2021 F-150Lariat

$44,695
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch

2021 F-150King Ranch

$56,330
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

2021 F-150Platinum

$59,110
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-150 Limited

2021 F-150Limited

$70,825
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-250 XL

2021 F-250XL

$34,230
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-250 XLT

2021 F-250XLT

$39,095
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-250 LARIAT

2021 F-250Lariat

$47,210
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-250 King Ranch

2021 F-250King Ranch

$59,595
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-250 Platinum

2021 F-250Platinum

$65,515
Starting MSRP
2021 Ford F-250 Limited

2021 F-250Limited

$84,190
Starting MSRP

2021 Ford F-150 vs F-250Pricing

The 2021 Ford F-150 has a starting MSRP of $28,940, and the 2021 Ford F-250 starts at $34,230 MSRP.

Red 2021 Ford F-150 carrying an ATV

Durable and productive, both the F-150 and F-250 are made for short and long hauls. What are the similarities and differences between these two capable yet fun trucks, though? The following F-150 vs. F-250 truck guidewas put together to help you answer these questions.

If you're interested in one of these F-series trucks, be sure to explore our F-150 inventory or our F-250 inventory, located in Bainbridge, GA, and match your favorite F-150 with a lease deal. Please reach out to one of our RiverBend Ford representatives by phone at (877) 340-0441 if you have additional queries.

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250 Comparison

Both the 2020 Ford F-150 and F-250 have the power to persevere in many trucking situations. While both Ford trucks are part of the F-series of trucks, they each support different capabilities that range from light- to heavy-duty. As a Super Duty® model, the F-250 is designed to tow heavier loads than the F-150 while also providing higher payload capabilities. The F-150 has a range of six engines and a seven-trim lineup. The F-250, on the other hand, provides three energetic engines and a six-trim lineup. So what are the similarities and differences between the F-150 and F-250? Read on to find out more!

Ford F-150 vs. F-250
Similarities

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250: Interior

Both the F-250 and F-150 feature premier accommodations designed to maintain your comfort while driving. Take advantage of any of the interior features below on both F-series models.

  • Available twin-panel moonroof
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Flow-through center console
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ten-way power front seats
  • Driver's seat memory

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250: Exterior

Weather-resistant exterior tools, cargo storage innovations, and LED safety lighting are among the main exterior features that the F-150 and F-250 have in common. You can review these amenities in the following list.

  • LED headlamps, fog lamps, and box lighting
  • BoxLink™
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Heated and power-adjustable exterior mirrors
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
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Ford F-150

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Ford F-250

Ford F-150 vs. F-250
Differences

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250: Engine Options

Both of these pickup trucks from Ford are mighty powerhouses with a wide variety of engines. Whether you need the capability to take on any jobsite task or are just looking to tow your recreational boat or trailer, there is something for every eventuality in the available engine lineup. The 2020 F-150 has a total of six engines to choose from and the 2020 F-250 can be paired with up to three engines. Review the lists below to see which engines go with which Ford truck model, then continue reading in the next section to discover their capabilities.

2020 Ford F-150 Engines

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
  • 3.0L Turbo Diesel V6
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® High-Output V6

2020 Ford F-250 Engines

  • 6.2L V8
  • 7.3L V8
  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Diesel
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Ford F-150

20Ford F250 Exterior Towing  Boat

Ford F-250

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250: Capability

Both the 2020 Ford F-150 and F-250 are ready to take on various driving situations requiring a wide range of capabilities. The F-150 has a maximum conventional towing capacity of 13,200 lbs., while the F-250 tows up to 20,000 lbs. conventionally. Read through the following information for specs broken down by engine and model.

2020 Ford Trucks

Engines & Specs

F-150

  • 3,270 lbs. max. payload capacity
  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6
    • 290 HP
    • 265 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 7,700 lbs. max. towing capacity
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6
    • 325 HP
    • 400 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 9.000 lbs. max. towing capacity
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
    • 375 HP
    • 470 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 13,200 lbs. of max. towing capacity
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 
    • 395 HP
    • 400 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 11,600 lbs. of max. towing capacity
  • 3.0L Turbo Diesel V6
    • 250 HP
    • 440 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 11,500 lbs. of max. towing capacity
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® High-Output V6
    • 450 HP
    • 510 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 11,100 lbs. of max. towing capacity

F-250

  • 4,260 lbs. max. payload capacity
  • 6.2L V8
    • 385 HP
    • 430 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 15,000 lbs. of max. towing capacity
  • 7.3L V8
    • 430 HP
    • 475 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 15,000 lbs. of max. towing capacity
  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Diesel
    • 475 HP
    • 1,050 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 20,000 lbs. of max. towing capacity

Ford F-150 vs. F-250
Trim Levels

Both of these trucks offer an intriguing lineup of trim levels with a similar range of features. Examine the F-150 and F-250 trim levels and prices below for more details.

2020 F-150 Trims

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XL

starting at $28,495 MSRP

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XLT

starting at $34,510 MSRP

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Lariat

starting at $42,500 MSRP

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King Ranch®

starting at $52,740 MSRP

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Raptor

starting at $53,205 MSRP

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Platinum

starting at $55,270 MSRP

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Limited

starting at $67,485 MSRP

2020 F-250 Trims

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XL

starting at $33,705 MSRP

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XLT

starting at $38,485 MSRP

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Lariat

starting at $46,600 MSRP

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King Ranch®

starting at $59,000 MSRP

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Platinum

starting at $65,895 MSRP

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Limited

starting at $83,600 MSRP

2020 Ford F-150 XL vs. 2020 Ford F-150 XL:
Specs

Although similar in appearance, the base models of the 2020 Ford F-150 and F-250 have several distinctions that set them apart from each other in terms of performance and exterior characteristics. The following breakdown shows the unique design elements of the F-150 XL and F-250 XL.

F-150 XL

Ford Truck Model

F-250 XL

$28,495

Starting MSRP

$33,705

Regular, SuperCab, & SuperCrew®

Cab Styles

Regular Cab, SuperCab, & Crew Cab

5.5 ft., 6.5 ft., & 8 ft.

Box Lengths

6.75 ft. & 8 ft.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Standard Engine

6.2L V8

Six-speed automatic

Transmission

TorqShift® six-speed SelectShift™ automatic

290 HP

Horsepower

385 HP

265 lb.-ft.

Torque

430 lb.-ft.

Available

4WD

Available

7,700-11,500 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

15,000-20,000 lbs.

17-in. silver steel wheels

Wheels

17-in. argent-painted steel wheels

3.55 non-limited slip axle ratio

Axle

3.73 non-limited slip axle ratio

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Ford F-150 vs. F-250: What’s the Difference? (2020, 2019) - Bainbridge, GA